An idea that originated with NASA as far back as the late 1980s is back as a group of plant biologists is seeking the answer as it works on one of NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Habitation Projects at Kennedy Space Center’s Space Life Sciences Laboratory. Right now the horticulturalists, green house operators, aquarium lovers […]

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM in Freiburg and their partners in the RemBob project are working on coating plowshares with diamond-like carbon (DLC) to reduce friction.  When it comes to moving earth, a significant amount of energy is used in food production, fuel production and construction. Less friction equals less […]